Thursday, September 25, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 26 - 28, 2014

47] Max will be at the Baltimore Book Festival – Sept. 26 - 28
48] Radical Bookfair Pavilion – Sept. 26 - 28
49] Silent peace vigil – Sept. 26
50] Commemoration of the life of Samih al-Qasim – Sept. 26
51] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 26
52] Creating positive change through media – Sept. 27
53] Olney Peace vigil – Sept. 27
54] West Chester, PA demo – Sept. 27
55] Silent peace vigil – Sept. 27
56] Protest Horsham Air Guard Station – Sept. 27
57] Can violence be used at times? -- Sept. 27
58] See “Five Broken Cameras” – Sept. 27
59] FREE CONCERT for the children of Palestine – Sept. 27
60] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
61] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
62] Join Fund Our Communities
63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
64] Do you need any book shelves?
65] Join Global Zero campaign
66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
67] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
47] – The Baltimore Book Festival will start at noon, until 8 PM, on Fri., Sept. 26, in the Inner Harbor area. There are four sites, including Rash Field where Max will have his booth—Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. Many nonprofits organizations will have a booth. For example, consider volunteering at the Baltimore Ethical Society booth. Contact Ken Brenneman or Paul Furth, co-chairs of the Public Relations Committee. The festival continues on Sat., Sept. 27, noon to 8 PM, and concludes on Sun., Sept. 28, noon to 6 PM. Visit

48] – From Fri., Sept. 26 through Sun., Sept. 28, visit the Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival. You will have the opportunity to buy books and hear many progressive authors. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

49] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The Sept. 26 vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, reminds us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture.

50] – On Fri., Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to an evening of commemoration, which will feature the poetry and writings of Samih al-Qasim. This event, co-sponsored by Al-Hewar Center, is at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. The late poet Samih al-Qasim died on August 19, 2014, at the age of 75, after many years of battling cancer. Born in 1939, Samih al-Qasim was of Palestinian Druze origin from the town of Rameh in the Upper Galilee, which his family did not flee in 1948. Only 18 years old when his first collection of poetry was published, al-Qasim participated in the movement of Palestinian resistance literature that flourished in the Arab world in the 1950s, among such peers as Mahmoud Darwish and Tawfiq Zayyad. You can see the event live at Visit

51] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Sept. 26. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

52] – On Sat., Sept. 27 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, be at a daylong series of talks, presentations and workshops, convening people who are passionate about creating positive change through media at the Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St. NW, WDC. The forum is designed for information-sharing on case studies, best practices, and requests for collaboration in the media and social impact sectors. Topics include Health & Wellness, Environmental Sustainability, Hollywood & Entertainment, News & Journalism, Media Misfits. Go to

53] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Sept. 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

54] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

55] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Sept. 27. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

56] – The Brandywine Peace Community endorses CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE & the week of nonviolent action, September 21 - 27. Join Brandywine on Sat., Sept. 27 from noon to 2 PM at the Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads in Horsham, Montgomery County, PA 19040, where the PA drone war command center is being established. See Go to at

57] – The next meeting of Café Philo DC will convene in the Large Meeting Room at the Tenley-Friendship Branch of the D.C. Public Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,WDC, on Sat., Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 PM on the topic, "Is Violence Ever Justified?." Hewitt Rose will moderate the discussion. The library is located directly across the street from the Tenleytown Metro Station on the Red Line. On street parking is also available in the vicinity of the facility. As always, you are invited to visit the affiliated Yahoo discussion list, Café Philo DC Dialogue, at for possible exchanges on this and other philosophical topics.

58] – On Sat., Sept. 27 at 7 PM, see a showing of the film “Five Broken Cameras,” which is about the Palestinian situation, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Derwood, MD. It is the initial film in the ADW Holy Land Committee film festival. This is also a Campaign Nonviolence event. Contact Pat Labuda at

59] – There is a FREE CONCERT for the children of Palestine in BOLIVARIAN HALL, Venezuelan Embassy, 2445 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20007, on Sat., Sept. 27 at 7 PM. To buy a copy of JANANA, it is available exclusively at SANKOFA VIDEO, BOOKS & CAFÉ. Go to or call 202-234-4755. Enjoy live performances by musicians featured on the JANANA CD--Carlos Arrien and RUMISONKO, Lilo Gonzalez, Peter and Steve Jones, Luci Murphy & the Palestinian Band, FOTY FUSION!

"After seeking songs for 2 years from around the world, the Janana CD finally saw the light. The 16 songs here were graciously donated by friends from around the world (South Africa, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, USA, Bolivia, Japan, Ireland, Lebanon, and Palestine) to a CD dedicated to Palestinian refugee children living in Exile." We hope that the songs in this special CD will create the magical atmosphere that will enchant children everywhere and inspire them to join the band." Proceeds from the sales of CD support the Jana Music Program that engages young Palestinians in discovering the magical world of music.

60] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

61] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

62] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

63] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

64] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

65] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

66] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

67] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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